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Easy air fryer donuts

Use store-bought biscut dough to make delicious and SUPER EASY air fryer donuts!

Servings 6


  • 1 package Pillsbury Grand Buscuits

Dark Chocolate glaze

  • 2 tbs cocoa powder
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tbs almond milk (or any milk of choice)
  • 1 splash vanilla or almond extract

Cinnamon/Sugar coating

  • ground cinnamon
  • granulated sugar
  • 4 tbs melted butter


  1. Pull donuts out of the container, lay them on a cutting board and cut to desired shape. You MUST cut them at least with a round cutter (donut hole) out of the center because the entire biscuit WILL NOT cook in the fryer all the way through with the right consistency.

  2. Prep your air fryer by turning it to 350* and spray your fryer basket with non-stick spray.

  3. Place enough donuts in the fryer leaving enough room around each so that they have a chance to "puff up" and cook without touching. Cook until just golden brown on the edges.

    (Note that each air fryer is a bit different. Ours took 3-4 minutes at 350* with the Ninja Foodie. ANNNNNND also note that the first batch alway takes just a touch longer, because everything is reaching tempterature inside the fryer).

  4. Remove and let cool

Make glaze/coating

  1. To make the cinnamon sugar coating: mix ground cinnamon and granulated sugar together in a larger bowl. (mix almost equal parts, with just a bit more sugar than cinnamon)

    Melt butter in a smaller, microwave safe bowl.

    Once the donuts are cooled, roll them around in the butter and then toss with cinnamon/sugar mixture! :)

  2. To make chocolate glaze: sift your cocoa powder and poweded sugar together in a bowl (IMPORTANT step to make sure your glaze isn't lumpy). Then mix in your milk + extract until the conistancy is thick, but "dipable".

    Once the donuts are cooled, dip them by turning them upside down and dipping the top in and out of the chocolate glaze. ANDDDD you can even allow the glaze to set and dip a 2nd time if you are ambitious and can wait without gobbling them up! :)